Portraits - The Bewitching Yasmine 2017

Portraits - The Bewitching Yasmine by Penhaligon's
Bottle Design Marc Ange, Illustration: Kristjana S Williams
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Portraits - The Bewitching Yasmine is a popular perfume by Penhaligon's for women and was released in 2017. The scent is spicy-sweet. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Puig. Pronunciation
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Spicy
Sweet
Oriental
Floral
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
CardamomCardamom CoffeeCoffee
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Jasmine sambacJasmine sambac
Base Notes Base Notes
Laotian oudLaotian oud Tahitian vanillaTahitian vanilla FrankincenseFrankincense

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7.8316 Ratings
Longevity
8.0257 Ratings
Sillage
7.5256 Ratings
Bottle
8.9272 Ratings
Value for money
6.5146 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 16.04.2024.

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Chanelle

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Chanelle
Very helpful Review 16  
The other day in New Delhi
Since I am at the moment to the sweet Orientals very inclined (do not worry, you cute, glutäugigen toyboys - I mean the fragrances!), I took me the charming Yasmine before. Somehow I had an image of Barbara Eden in my head until the first spray, but that fizzled out faster than a Jeanie in her bottle after I perceived the top note...
1. Yasmine is not clearly feminine.
2. Jasmine or other florals have no chance to make an appearance.
3. I fell into an Indian dessert.
I like cardamom. I also like Indian, Sri Lankan or Pakistani desserts.
I also like coffee with dessert.
If you don't think like me, the scent has no place in your home.
It is a delicately vanilla-sweet, thankfully only slightly oudy, spicy, cardamom coffee treat.
Maybe Lao oud is especially nice to my nose, because it can't get enough of this scent.
If it came from Guerlain, I would have bought it already. So I'm still considering, but as a now-time oriental, it can definitely hold a candle to my recently tested 80s orientals: It's modern, oudy, gourmand, and doesn't smell like shoulder pads and old aunts. If that's not a selling point, I'll eat an eaglewood broom.
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Schnüfflerin

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Schnüfflerin
Schnüfflerin
Helpful Review 18  
The 1000 year curse
Poof... A gray cloud of smoke swirls around. Green, purple glittering dust envelops it: Yasmine has to make her grand entrance once again. Gracefully and powerfully, she steps in front of her mother, who looks down at the ground with tired eyes. "I've got something for you!" it pelts out excitedly from Yasmine. The old lady lifts her head ponderously and wrings a gentle smile from herself. Yasmine conjures up a small casket and opens it. Suddenly, thousands of grains of cardamom shoot into the air and fill the hall with their fragrance. They dance in the room and produce the most beautiful shapes. Those present applaud except for one: The queen hangs unimpressed on her throne. Her skin is sallow, her hair gray and straw-like. It brings tears to Yasemin's eyes, but she must be strong. This time she was so sure it would work. a thousand years her family has lived with this curse. A curse that no magic in this world has dared to break. It is a game with time. Her mother's powers are fading and soon she will have another birthday and then she will never be able to sleep again... The whirlwind shudders at the thought. There must be something she can do. She has already dedicated her whole life to finding that one scent. The one that is supposed to break the curse. A special scent according to tradition. The young woman is desperate. How is she supposed to find it with so little information. Frustrated, she kicks the old, agar tree. Everything here is decaying. Life is sucked out of the palace. Even the mighty tree is diseased. Infested with fungal spores that will surely eat it sooner or later. Her mother admonishes her and reminds her of the wisdom of nature. With her last strength, she struggles to reach it. She explains that the tree is much older than anyone here can imagine and that it has already experienced so much. Tears stream down her sick face and drip onto the old wood. It seems as if the tree is also beginning to cry. A deep dark resin emerges from it. More and more begins to flow. Yasmine hears a strong, woody smell. The tree has never smelled like this before. Incredulous, she touches the viscous treasure: "Oud!!!" it shoots out of her. Instinctively, she reaches first for the resin and then for her weak mother. The queen falls to the floor and lies motionless. The whole throne room freezes. Not a sound can be heard. The atmosphere is tense. Kro Schü! Kro Schüh!!! A loud snore escapes from the old ladies and as if by magic, the dark resin colors the old hair tips. Little by little, color returns to the queen's body. The next morning, the queen is a changed woman. To celebrate, she has a huge vanilla cake baked. The fragrance combines with the gentle oud note of the agar tree. Finally, the curse is broken.
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MlleTaffanel

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MlleTaffanel
MlleTaffanel
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Yasmine won't let go
Sometimes I'm superficial. I checked out the "portraits" because.... well, the bottles are cool. The color of the perfumes too. I, whose closet is usually only clear - white - fragrant equipped, wanted to admit something color.
The beginning made "Bewitching Yasmine". The starts - oh wonder - with jasmine, but not unreservedly sweet, but with a very spicy leg note, which I like immediately. The cardamom stands out in particular. Coffee stays very much in the background, thankfully, too much coffee gets on my nerves quickly (purely olfactory).
The spiciness becomes stronger over the next few hours, the oud comes through. For this, the jasmine flower disappears. The fragrance remains sweet, however, which is probably related to the vanilla. A gourmand - vanilla one should not expect, however, "Bewitching Yasmine" is more a spice than a sweet shelf.
And it is opulent, a nice evening - accompaniment. In the office and (in my case) at school, I'd rather bypass it. Students would smell me not only throughout the class, but through half the school building.
According to the backstory, Yasmine is from Egypt, hence the spices, and wants to hook up with a guy in England. My interpretation is that she clings very vehemently to her suitors, as Yasmine holds - no understatement - for hours. She even clings to clothes for days, so firstly you have to be VERY fond of the scent and secondly you have to think carefully about what to wear for the next few days. Three days later, I could still detect the scent on the coat sleeve I had pulled over the vest sleeve I had pulled over the shirt sleeve. I had to wash my scarf anyway, no other perfume would have had a chance otherwise.
To me, Yasmine may hang on for a long time, because I find the fragrance great and can not get sick of it
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Kurai

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Kurai
Kurai
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Fun with Yasmine
That jasmine! She is playing with me, tricky little something! Standing right in front of me and still I did not recognize her. She lost all of her usual treats, put on a wig and a silly costume. I have never seen her in such an odd fluffy-buttery-sponge-soft yet spicy-woody appearance before.

This flower is pumped with sweet vanilla. It can hardly be called a flower anymore. Oddly sweet, rather gourmand even. Then there is this frankincense-cardamom duo. They appear more obvious, right from the start. Their rough edges are all shaven off, though, so they are struggling to drag the scent out of the gourmand opening. But they prevail. Eventually, there is a bit of an oud note in the base. Again, this note is completely softened up, turned into a skinny wobbly twig. What the heck?

And still, all of those sissy flavors combined make this an odd but, like Mlleghoul said, a fun experience. It has a tacky first appearance and then messes with it. Squishy soft on all sides, but just enough zing to make a likeable personality, albeit a little eccentric.
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Mlleghoul

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Mlleghoul
Mlleghoul
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Both opulent and trashy like Peggy Bundy through the lens of a 1970s New Wave Czechoslovakian gothic drama
The copy for The Bewitching Yasmine from Penhaligon’s Portrait collection is kind of silly in a Regency romance sort of way “Yasmine’s sights are set on London – and a suitable match. Her fragrance is a voluptuous affair: jasmine, incense, oud. A celebration of all that is gloriously sensual. Who could resist?” But the musky shadows of this deliriously poisonous confectionery fairy tale floral reads less like a novel of manners and more like a New Wave Czechoslovakian gothic drama through a slightly sleazy and heavily decadent 1970’s lens. And if in that word salad of melodrama you sussed that I am obliquely referring to a gloriously wicked character from the 1972 film Morgiana, then we are obviously besties. If you’re not keeping up, that’s okay, we’ll visit another point of reference. Imagine the vanilla-dusted amaretto-spiked jasmine and sassafras latte of Dior’s Hypnotic Poison and lock it in a psychedelic velvet carpet bag with oud’s bitter earthy fables, and the strange otherworldly poetry of cardamom incense. Bury the satchel for one hundred years in an abandoned cliffside cemetery, dig it up, air it out, and the resulting fragrance is The Bewitching Yasmine. Or, back to Morgiana–although the actress who played the jealous and vindictive Viktoria was singularly, splendidly perfect, and no one could ever replace her…imagine the divine tackiness of Peggy Bundy in that role? That is the very essence of Penhaligon’s The Bewitching Yasmine. This is a fragrance somehow both luxurious and trashy. What do we call the intersection of these things? Self-indulgent? Sinful? None of those really feels right. And there’s something not quite right about this scent, too–maybe that’s why it’s so much evocative fun.
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KatzevogelKatzevogel 25 days ago
Trying to figure out if my decant of this is correct, as all I get is this sweet powder, no cardamom spice or depth on me at all.
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NoirAletheaNoirAlethea 9 months ago
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This pulls its punches.
Bewitching elements that
leaves me wanting more.

a haiku review.
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RazvanykeRazvanyke 2 years ago
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For bold women only, this is really oudy and with slight vanilla note. Frankincense can be felt too, it is a loud fragrance, unisex more.
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